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September 19, 2013

FREE Books on Monday!

Bridging Cultures Kickoff Party!

Monday, Sept. 23rd, 10am-11am, front steps of Brown Library

FREE books to the first 200 students! (Current VWCC only.)  Students will be able to choose from one of the following titles: In the Country of Men (the Bridging Cultures book discussion book), Persepolis, Dreams of Trespass, and House of Stone. Refreshments provided.

Come celebrate Brown Library's newest special collection, the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Included in this award is a collection of 25 books and three films centered around Islamic art, literature, history, politics, current events, and religion, as well as a one-year subscription to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database. We are the only Virginia community college to win this great grant from the NEH!

Please encourage your students to attend the Kickoff as well as the rest of the events scheduled this Fall:

  • 9/24, 2pm, Whitman Theater: Film Series—Prince Among Slaves (open to public)
  • 10/8, 2pm, Whitman Theater: Film Series—Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (open to public)
  • 10/14, 6:30pm, Natural Science Center: Book Discussion—In the Country of Men (open to public)
    • “The truth couldn’t be kept away, it was cunning, sly-natured, seeping through at its own indifferent pace.” In Hisham Matar’s debut novel, a Libyan boy must come to terms with difficult truths about Libya, loyalty, and truth when his father disappears. On the surface a story of the violence and absurdity of life during the rule of Muammar al-Qaddafi, In the Country of Men describes the politics of childhood more than the politics of nations. Just as the plot brilliantly unfolds in unpredictable ways, we are catapulted forward to the next decade. We are left to reflect on the ties that bind us all—the universal embarrassments and frustrations of childhood, the challenge of constructing meaning from memory, and the presence of unavoidable truths. Led by Steven Salaita, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech.
  • 10/22, 2pm, Whitman Theater:  Film Series—Persepolis (open to public)
  • 11/5, 2pm, Whitman Theater: Film Series—Koran by Heart: Once Chance to Remember (open to public)

Please contact Kalyca Schultz with any questions.

We Are Western Prize Patrol!

We look forward to seeing you today when the We Are Western Prize Team is back on Patrol! Remember, once you donate to the We Are Western '13 Employee Giving Campaign, you are entered into all the prize drawings for the remainder of the campaign, which concludes September 27.

The first prize drawing was held on Wednesday, September 18 and the winners are:

We Are Western 2013 T-shirts:

Margaret McDaniel, Kalyca Schultz, Natalie Talbott, Becky Chauncey. Betsy Collyer, Amy Balzer, Sheri Lambert, Josh Meyer, Dr. John Anderson, Shirl Lamanca, Carlton Mabe, Marty Sullivan, David Hanson, Virginia Garden, Nancy Francisco, James Poythress, Sandra Shelton, Cheryl Miller, Brooke Ferguson, Sarah Higgins, Edna Whittier, Heidi Christopher, Carrie Halpin, Deborah Thompson

$25 gift certificate to Longhorn Steakhouse:Deborah Thompson

$50 gift certificate to Stop In Food Stores: Nancy Francisco

Designated Employee parking in locationof your choice for remainder of Fall 2013 semester: Sheri Lambert

Increase your chances of winning during the next We Are Western Prize Patrol drawing, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Submit your giving form or donate online by noon next Wednesday to be entered to win some of our great prizes (stay tuned for hints about the BIG PRIZE this year!)

  • Gifts/Pledges up to $25…………..………………..1 entry
  • Gifts/Pledges of $26 - $50………………………...2 entries
  • Gifts/Pledges of $51 - $100……………………….3 entries
  • Gifts/Pledges of $101 - $250………….…………..4 entries
  • Gifts/Pledges of $251 - $499………….…………..5 entries
  • Gifts/Pledges of $500 - $999……………………...6 entries
  • Gifts/Pledges of $1,000 or more…………………7 entries

A downloadable campaign contribution form and secure online contribution form are available at www.virginiawestern.edu/foundation on the Employee Giving Campaign page. If you have any questions, please contact Erik Williams at 857.8914 or ewilliams@virginiawestern.edu. Thank you for being part of our family and supporting our students! We Are Western!

Governor’s flag order for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Pursuant to the Code of Virginia, § 2.2-3310.1. Display of the POW/MIA flag, this is to order that, where possible, the POW/MIA flag that is normally displayed be flown on all public buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and honor of all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in appreciation for their selfless service and sacrifice.

Note that the POW/MIA flag shall be flown on Friday, September 20, 2013, on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, the flags of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 20, 2013, on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and in memory of the victims of the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard. If the POW/MIA flag is on a separate pole, then it should be flown at half staff. If the POW/MIA flag is on the same pole, then it should be flown underneath the flags of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

For information on proper flag protocol, refer to “A Guide to Virginia Protocol and Traditions” at: http://hodcap.state.va.us/publications/Protocol.pdf

I hereby order that the POW/MIA flag shall be flown on Friday, September 20, 2013, and remain displayed until sunset.

Ordered on this the 19th day of September, 2013.

Robert F. McDonnell

Men’s Soccer Championship Game rematch!

Your Blue Stars Men's Soccer team will take on Tidewater Community College on Sunday, September 22 in a rematch of the VCCS Men's Soccer Championship last November.  The match will be played at River's Edge Sports Complex, South Field #1 at 1:30 PM. 

Come support your Blue Stars in their first home match of the year!

Hot Topic, September 25


WHEN:  Wednesday, September 25; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Duncan 206
FACILITATOR:  Mr. Dale Dulaney

Should college students trust the information they find on the Internet? Learn how to ask the right questions to weed out the wrong websites.

Advising/Retention Services
Chapman Hall, Room 105

DMV 2 Go – Today!

Can't get to the DMV? The DMV is coming here!

The DMV mobile unit will be in parking lot 1 in front of the Natural Science Center on Thursday, September 19th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The wireless office on wheels offers all DMV services:

  • Apply for or renew your ID card - children and adults.
  • Apply for or renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken, reinstate driving privileges.
  • Get a copy of your driving record.
  • Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
  • Order disabled parking placards or plates.
  • Recently moved? Stop in to upgrade your address on your DMV record. At the same time you can update your voter registration address and organ donor status.
  • And much more!